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itii . .tf.r iirnf. f.rr? 1 1 ICJD lg VOLUME VII. ClIlLLKOTlli:. LIVI.(iST(). COUNTY, MISSOURI, THURSDAY, MAY 2!), IKS I. NUMBER 11. ITKKENT TOPICS. Two now Cuiiardors are now being built Willi ihc object nf beating all prt;vifii. records in crossing the Atlan- KnllKliT (iuiKHN, of London, says the win-Id will not he large enough to hold the iiiiulalioii in a thousand years ti'om now. Ki'Iiknstkin is so sensitive! that he dare not look at his ainlitois while per forming, for tear lie may sue some of them chatting. "Wllv live anil lie miserable when you ean he buried for three iounils ten," is the touching iiilvei'liseiiienl of an English iiiiilorlakcr. Hi!. 'I'ai.maiii: thinks that the prcsi (leiilial iioiniiices will lie the two most Unfortunate men in the United Stales for the next six i ilhs. 'I'llK young man who sold the photo graphs of a variety actress in lights on the streets of Sacramento, Cal., has '"'en li I l by way of example. Mvti;. (Jai-ii;i;i-:.m' now stands at the head of the professional beauties of Paris, hut resolutely refuses to lie pho tographed for exposure and sale in the shops. A Planum lishermau has seen a swamp snake over thirty feet Ion;;. This is the lirst snake slory, and as it travels the snake willeoulinue to grow in length. "That's al t the average marrleil lite in this oily," said Judge Tnley, of Chicago, 'l"'ti it appeared that a couple applying fur divorce had lived together two years and a half. Till-; keepers of tan panics at Port land, Oregon, are said to have made an open oiler of .."i0ii (or the deal Ii of any one who gives information to the police by which they may lie arrested. A ra recent meeting of ihc principal restaurant men of San Francisco a coliibiliiilii.il was made to force up the price of all meats. Accordingly an extra half dime is now churned forev cry meat dish, even hash. Lil''K insurance companies make a discrimination against the negro on the theory thai his life is shottcr Hum that of the while man. Some experts believe this to lie erroneous, and the Massachusetts legislature passed a hill forbidding such distinction; lint (iov cruor Kohiiisiiii hesitates to append his signature. At a royal marriage in England a few years ago the bridogroo.u was a prince whose high serenity was only eipialed hy his impec uiiiosily, ami when the words of I lie service "with all my ;;oods I thee endow" were re peated, the absent-minded old duke of Cambridge was heard by all the coin pany to hliirt out indignantly, "(lood (iod! lh(! very shoes the fellow wears are not paid for!" TilK prolileni, '-What is the length of Ihc loners! strip of yard-wide ear pet that can he laid in a room I'M -J feel," which it was said could nut lie solved hy any known rules of algebra, and stumped the. whole University of Peniiiy l'-iniu, has been worked out algebraically by quadratic equation hy an expert, mathematician of Nor wieli. Conn., who claims as a result HVi'Mti feet. Tun linosl rubies are found in Ava, Shun and Peru; others are found in India, Ceylon, Australia, llornco, and Sumatra. The liurmcse mines have loii beeiifamoiis;lhe working of them is a royal monopoly, and the Kin;; has among other titles that of Lord of the Undies. The llr.'iziliaii luby is declared to be a pink topa,, inferior to the true ruby, yellow in its natural slate, and colored artiste ally. A UhNKllAl. impression exists that slow-grown timber is the strongest, hut this o inion does not, it is said, stand the lust of experiment. There is in London a government establish ment, for testing the quality and strength of all woods and metals used r government purposes, I he chronicles of which nru said to he very interest ing. Among other things which have been proved there, Is the fact that fast grown timber-oak at least is the strongest, ami dears the greatest de gree of tension. A KKW days ugo four well-dressed men entered a London travcrn ami had dinner. When the moment came to pay they said that they had no money with them, hut would leave u valuable diamond ring. A few days later they called, settled the previous account, had another dinner, talked to the proprietor, and finally sold him the ring for ". Ho considered that ho had made a good bargain, because while it had been in his possession ho had taken It to a jeweler, who pro nounced it to be worth IW. The guests, however, had on their return visit substituted an imitation fac simile for the, genuine ring. Aboit eight months ago Klias Smith of Rochester, N. Y., while employed on iv building in Now York city, fell to ' tho ground, shuttering his arm in a fearful milliner. The, physician de sired to have, tho arm amputated but Smith objected and had a surgeon take out a section of bono of tho humerus about four inches long. Then tho surgeon placed leather sockets abovo and below the break, and got n a double Iron hingo - una on eneh side of tho elbow wllli which wore connected tho sockets. It was at lirst thought boat to mo a hingo insido tho elbow but that wouldn't do. Now tho bono Uiis grown again and already louelics tho elbow joint, tho uppor part of I , " which was taken quito away. The muscles aro all light, and with tho doublo iron i'lint for au olbow Mr. Smith will havij a ui;.)tfy good arm af ter all, by and by.,';', JUNK. Al'l'Ir-Mauiiis in the orrtnml, ISiniiiir liliiU mi every tree; (iriisn a iimwinir In the 'tiie:nliitva Jllst lis ijreeii us ffivti e:m be; Vinlets In slunk plaeen, .Sweetest lltiwcru were ever Keen llostft of Marry iliunlelioiiH, "Drops of h!pM unitmj; the tfretn !" Pule artmtiH. fiitrv wiml ll.wi'i, InniK-etits in Hiiilhii; tlks; C'.H.lertt ferns williln llir .imI..ws Cultnnliiiies iuiiDnji the rocks; Drippim; Mr-film, tlrliciniis ii.oj.m-i., 'I'itsrtels tin 1 hr liliitle-lret'(; Dmwsy in-eel-t, liuiimiinj;, Iniininimr; linMeii liiiltcrlles, unl hees; PutToilllH in jirih-n liunh-rs. Fiery tulips tlnshni with ill w: t'rneiis-llnwerf; iiml. Ilinmh the nri iiut K, Sninv-lrii's hiuldiiL' cuit ut vmi! i'urvlhie A. M'Imiii, in St. .Xi'vfwt.m for inn. siiiiy'sa'hvu'I':. A Slory in Two Clin piers. CII.MTKU TUB I'lltsT. You could not liud a more notable woman in the fishermen's quarter of our pretty seaside town than Ihc wife of .loci Sims, lie might work hard in his boat, but he spent all his hours on shore in lounging about or sleeping, whereas Niddy Sims was never idle. The four fat little children who called her molher were as rosy and healthy n.i plenty of tubbing and wholesome f 1 could make llieni: and spiders avoided the qiiccrly-huill tenement on Hie clill'-sidc, that might be known as Shhlj Sims' by the white ness of the rough stone at I he dour and the redness of the pots of llowcrs that tilled the windows. Yet. witli all her occupations at home, Siddy was sure to be one of the tirsl on the beach in Ihecarly uioniing. when the boats came in; tirsl to help sort the lish; lirst to take her place in the market, where her bright smiling face ami civility attracted many a cus tomer. And who, when business was over there, tramped away more un dauntedly with her basket! to sell her whiting and soles al the doors of Ihc smart villas on the outskirts of the town (:') coining Inline not (infrequently to uienii nets or iiial.e creels; and if help in a sick room were n led, to lake her turn at silting ni as readily as if it were a pleasure, mcad of a toil. Siddy was the best of mothers after Ihc rough fashion that lliink- love may be as truly expressed by a slap or shako as a caress, but it is doubtful whet her her children were nearer to her heart I hall a younger brother of Joel's who occupied her spare bed-room, ami had called her mother ever since she nursed him lliniugh a dangerous ill ness. That. Ned Sims had recovered at all bad been due .so said rvorvboily -to her untiring care, and nowtliat he bad developed tnloagreat, broad-chested, handsome young fellow, half a fool taller than Joel, and cndowi.'il with Ihree times his imlu-lry and energy. Siddv was rather apt to take all the credit to herself, and to be proud of him accordingly . She very oflen planned his future as she sal making his new shirts orineud iug his jacket. Jle was no drinker, thank heaven! and so his savings were mounting up. ami he would soon be aide to buy himself a .harc in one of Hie duals. And then, he must marry. ''It Would he more 'spectadle like to have a wife Ihantobcsaiiuteriiigalioiit with lirst one lass and then another." Yet. it gave her a smart shock when, instead of "keeping company" with some girl "to the manner horn," some lislicrinan's daughter like herself, she met L'dwurd, Unshed uilli pride and happiness by the side of one of the best looking and be-:t dressed of the liambermaiils at the huge hotel latelv reeled al the top of the clilV. It was Sunday morning and Siddy. liming out of the liny lishernian's liurcli with her baby in her arms, lopped short and frowned disapprov- :il. Yet it would be hard to sav what fault could be found with Ihc pretly little ceaturo who listened to the oung lisbermaii. "Take mv advice," said Siddv the following day, "and break with her. She is too line a lady for von." "She don't think so," Ned retorted. She didn't show no airs nor graces, lid he, when she walked home wilh on from the church, but praised your old pie, and talked to Joel as nice as nice,'' Ami iliiln I vou sec now lite children took to her'.1" "An' kep' me in a lidgo to my ling rs' cuds lhal they'd spoil her line lollies. If she's going to walk with you. Kdilard, don't you let her wear no more o' them fal-lals; its waste o' moiiev!" 1 don't believe her drown gown," was the angry retort, "cost more than that shawl of your'n. Siddy, and it's not half as llaring." After hurling Ibis rhaft Ned made his escape, foV he knew Siddy would not tind it easy to forgive a slighting remark on the huge patterned plaid which she had hitherto worn in happy ignorance of its ugliness. Hut pro long shu hail lorgiven the pceeh, and the cause of it, welcoming pretty Liz. whenever sl.c could hint time to visit the li-dioruiau's quarters. the season had not commenced yet, mil the huge, half erupt v hotel was so inexpressibly ilrearv lhal Liz. preferred Siddv's homely kitchen, even though it was inconveniently crowded when tho children e:mio ill from play; Joel's burly frame tilled up the end nearest tho lire, and Ned look a boyish delight in getting in the way of tho busy ivifu and mother. Not that Li,, was always a grateful recipient of lover's attentions. She had her Ills of willfulness, sometimes viiicins an irritability that would lead to a quarrel. J lien JN oil would stalk out of tho house, refusing to hear tho remorseful voice that treated his return; and Liz. either lied in another direction, or when advised to kocn her tnngiio within her tooth tuture, rolnrieii with mo reproaen that it was biddy s fault; slio was alwavs nuikim? mischief between them If it ain't enough to cut a body to the heart to bo told that!" exclaimed tho discomtlted Siddy. Don't you marry her, Kdilard." "I don l Hippneo sno u lei mo, re plied Nod, wilh a heavy sigh. Tho varying moods of tho girl were per plexing him sorely. It was not liko tier to bo so pctulcut. Had ho loved her too well? His gloomy air fretted tho woman w loved him with a mother's lovo, till at last she cried: "Ha' done with it, lad! You'd hot ter lake the sliillin' and do a soldier than mako yourself miserablo for a chit of a girl that ain't worth it." "Think so?" was all tho response ho made, but ho lounged away, and was not forthcoming wliou Jool, his Biippor caton, went off to the boaeh. An hour afterward Siddv was watch ing the fishing fleet glide away toward the setting sun, when she found Liz by her side, ghastly with agitation, "Where's Ned?" The girl's lips formed the question more than uttered it. "lie's down town 'stead of where he ought to be!" and Siddv indicated the boat. "That's your doing!" "No, no; I've licen down Ihc High slrcct," moaned Liz., clutching at her friend for supporl; "he's mil there, lie was seen at the railway station with the recruiting sergeant. He's away wilh him: he's taken the shilling anil gone for a soldier!" "And it was mv advice that dime it!" As she' spoke Siddy dropped on the rough dench in Ihc porch, and for a few minutes she was too giddy to know what else the equally unhappy Liz was saying. cilAl'TH; this si:c(imi. Siddy shut her door against the well meaning neighbors who would have condoled with her, and all the next day she sought by working harder than ever to forgel the violence of the reproaches wilh which she had driven I he Weeping Liz from her presence. Ned a soldici: senl abroad not to I wrestle Willi the elcmelils llial was man's work- but to be cut and hacked by savages! And hereyes would turn, against her will, to a wretched daub upon the collage wall a picture of a battle Willi the Zulus, in which hall' a dozen hideous saages were hewing down a oung Kngli-hiuaii, wholo her excited fancy looked like Ned. When t In' children had been pul In bed this horrid picture kept her i i- pativ, till, unable to bear il anv longer. she lore il down ami llini-l it iuio Ihc lire. "Siddv!" Il was Liz who bad stolen upon her, and with extended bunds was In seeching her forbearance. "Oh! bid me gooil-by kindly," moaned the girl, "for I am going nwav." " hal's thai for?" a-ked Si.bh, harshly. "I was ill after I went back lo my place last night, and they sent for a doctor, and and - I havcn'1 fell well eer since I slipped olVtbe ladder when : we were cleaning the oainl." j "lioon," said Sid il x , beginning lo; dhinclhe reason (if those tils of ir ritability that bad often surprised her. lie doctor says I have si rained the luiix'les of my side, and tuusl bnw a long rest, and so I am no um' here and luiisi make room for some one else." i "And you've no friends in London. I I've heard you say so. Wbcre'll you I go. t 'The doctor has given me a letter! for a hospital. Mi, Siddy ! say s a kind word lo lighten mv Iroiitilcs, lor I hey ! em more than 1 call bear!" The slroiig arms of Siddv were; thrown round her, and there was si-; h'licc, till, asbameil of her own eiuo-1 lion. I lie elder woman began making; up the lire and pulling on the kettle. I can not stav, cried l.iz. "I shall lose the train, and they will not keep al Ihc hotel another night." I We'll not ask llieni. . You'll bide here. You'll have Ned s room, and ' I'si going to nurse you well again." j So Liz, her heart heavy, her limbs I aching, submitled lo be put to bed, and Ihcre wept herself into resignation. ' W Jii-ii Ned wrote-oh! surely be would , write, and tell tbeiu where he was - could let him know how penitent , was; and though unequal to bard . work, she was clever with her u lie, I mil could hud plenty who would be; willing to employ Joel was away lonv cr than ii-unl. week he calue ; I chances as :h being sliorl- ami al the end of Ihc home sulky. To lose lie had done all throii' hauilcil had exasperated him, and he rowled at his wife, abused ihc miss ig Ned, ami looked so black at the guest that she was fain to keep out of his way. Siddv had much to cope with w hile his ill humor lasted, but she bore wilh ilastlie richly deserved piitii-iinieii! I her hasty advice. In other respects the world went smoothly. The doctor called on Liz and prcdiclttl her s dy recovery. Hut nolhiiur would nil the loan mat lay on Siddy's heart, and as she went home down the elill' side with her inplv basket she fell weak and spirit less, for the sight of Lizzie's nale face and the sound of the heavy sighs the girl breathed as she sat in the old arm chair with her sewing, were eoiilinii.il reproaches to her hostess. Mechanically the sorrowing woman looked toward the pretly land-locked day lying dclow the rocky ledge on which' she was resting. The smack of dd Aaron Jones, who had sailed iway far beyond where the other lish- eriuen east tlieir nets, had just come to au anchor, and, borne shoreward by the llowing tide, came the smack's boat with the lirst installment of tinny treasures. One of Ihe rowers, catching sight ut Siddy. greeted her wilh a lusty cheer. She recognized him in a moment. Il was Ned! The report of his having enlisted was a false one, invented by a. half-tipsy idler, lie had sailed in the Wonder, because in treaty with the owner for a share in his ventures and Ihe opportunity of talking oxer ami clenching the bargain was too good lo be missed. How Siddy laughed and cried in her joy no one ever knew. She kepi, out of sight till the lovers met and wore reconciled, and her lirst words to Ned wcro a reproach for not wiping his hoots clean. "If you lwo'11 bo said by me," she told the young couple, "you'll get married as soon as you can. And that's the last hit of advice 1 over mean to give." Hut whether Siddy will keep this re solve remains to bo seen. C'ns.vrf s Mmjiainc. Large Dootoi'H' Hills. ltadclill'e, I ho Knglish doelor, made over $:l.),0(K) a year in tho days of his prosperity; Mead, iWA.uOu; llaillie, $10,1100; Sir 11. Halford, .'..'i,000, iiml Sir 11. lirodio, S5,000 in Iho year but uno beforo his retirement, tho largest in come known. HadclilVe onco received JH.IKiO as special feo for visiting Lord Alheniarlo at Naimir; (irauvillo, o.lKK) and his traveling expenses for n visit to St. I'etersbnrg; anil recently ir w. (lull if'i.UUO each for two visits to Pan, and $7,600 for traveling expenses to Porlhshiro and remaining a week With a jiaticnt. ltut tho feo of fees wns that received hy Dr. Dinsilalo in 17li8 for Inoculating Iho Empress Catherine and her son at St. Petersburg, viz., liO,000 paid down, a pension of $'J,500 for lilo ami tno uigniiy oi a narou. Boston Jluilgct. TtiencreaffC of peppermint In Wayne county N. Y., which It U estimated uimlHhCB at least Iwo-thinla of all (ho poppermlut oil used In the world, will lie much larger this leanon than for several years. Then m over eight thousand French Cana dian operatives worjimg at Lowell, Mate, Til K MK1HMS AKJIY. How I lie Van .Muliltiiili' .Miiiiiiircs to Kilt (lr-nilail if I he Siiielani'iii' t'lilmrts 'lli-'lr riiiuiiKc I'li-ler Fire. V riling of ihe media's army, a eor- l'espiindelll of 7'li l.nmltHt I hill II AV'H'S says: How this multitude manages to exil is a piizzi'leveu to those acquaint ed with ihc singularly abstemious habits of Ihe Arabs. On this point I confess I lia e not been aide to elicit any clear or full information. Prom the treasury each soldier receives one mciljiilie per mouth, or aboul II shill ings ami -1 pence, and on this sum he must manage lo eke out his exist ence. llow Ihe soldiers manage to ell'ect this remains a puzzrl. for Konlofaii is not a land llow ing with milk and honey. (In the conlrary. grain is scarce and dear, and ii largely imported from Itongola on camels, een in ordinary years. The only explanation approach ing lo a sati.-iaelorv solution of Ibis quesliiin was fiirnislieil by a refugee, who int'i'l'mi'd me lhal Mohammed Ahmed's A ra lis plan! corn and oilier seeds ill -liilable situations jiisl before the auliiiini rains begin, or. as he ex-pi'e--eil il, "as scon as Ihe lirsl clnnd appeared mi tlic sky." This crop grows rapidly, and is'garnereil for ihe year and l'or::is lie- chief ilepelnleiiee of Ihe mehdi's arm;, for I heir food .up. ph. Il i-, hiiui'er. ey tits lain. and Iba liial. :. a g I deal. This ap plies only in iM, coii.iaut followers, the lieiluiiins ha ing. in aildilioii. Iln-ir lloeks ui' camels, slieepand goals, w ill n I hi ii. hi ii I pasl urago of a coar-e kind during I Ik- rainy season. The paying of 1 his regular ariuv niiisl cmis iiule a seiere drain on .Mohammed Ahmed's exchequer, and when Ihe large sums nbi'-h tall into his hands by hi. unex I ted Mioee iii Kord. dan ai x- llall-led. il is i, ca-y to see how the rebel oilers are to' be replenished. Nol al.oie was all the ni.iney found in t!ie public Ire.iMiry a. uhei.l appropri ated, but all the pt iate property . es. pecially the money of Ihe rich inhabi tants, was eunli-eateil. l-'roin one source or an. 'lb. -r. il is calculated Ilia! a slllll of Mill le-s S'.'.IHKI.IHSI has found its way into the mehdi's Ireas. liry.aml this sum will caalde him lo hold his followers well logeiher for a consider,!'.!., lime. H-vogniing Hie importance of a ivu'iioe. be has or dered Hie h-il.es and M'llenlary inhabi lants lo pay iuio ihc treasury a sum equal lo me' 1 , ii t Ii of ihe lax formerly paid to lb.- Kgypiinn go eriinienl. Soiii.' of Ihe Irib.'s ..ruuililcd a good ib al al 1 1ii-. a - they are indisposed lo pay lax-s of any son lo anybody even lo a lllellili; but lei dolllil Hie vie- l.irv m.-rli.'ii. Micks' aruiy hasghen Hie luehd! so greal an increase of piv-t-ige lhal Hie iril.es will not dare lo re-fu-e con tri iiu I ing to Hie ( tbeiil treasury . Thai this essenlial funelinn of eel'y government is not negleeicd we had evidence a few days since, when quite a scare ua- en ate. I anioiigthe well-to-do I pic here by the report thai a large body of Molianuneil Ahmed's liedoiiiiis had reached V. Sali. and were the a. h an. -e guaud of Ihe army mai'eliing on li.eignla. A few days iai el' came Hie w el come news i bat this alla.-hliielil had oulv collie to L'.Sali lo collect the laxes of I lie iliMriet. and having received llieui. had relumed to Ol.eid. In addition to ihe thirty or forty thou-aiul regular follower, camped at l-'.t Hliei.l the inelidi can count on the supporl and aelive co-operation of some eighly tribes who occupy the vast tract of coiiiilry ly ing del ween Ihc desert of Hyundai) and Ihe cqiia lorial pro', bices, and exieiuling soine whal iieh'linilely Inward Ihe wesicrn frontier of Itarlur. The.e allies can furnish them two or tin thousand i lilting iMeii. who ai'.' very dillereul in leniper and pliy sique from the sol diers of Aralii Pasha. In general type they approach clo.ely lo Hie American Indian, of the plains, but in many eases lliere is a ..trolig mixture of ne gro blood. This is especially Ihc case wilh Ihc Arab Iribes neaiesl Ihc equa tor, but there is no reason lo believe that the ailinixlui f negro Id I .Ii- mini.-lii s the lighting qualities of Ihc race. In many rc-p. -el. the Arabs and liarabari w ho inhabit the disiriels now ii rebellion are models of w hat good soldiers ought to be. Their bodies are compact, the bones large, ami the liieiiibcrs sinewy. The men are strong and active, and capable of enduring great fatigues. They are sober and abstemious to a miracle, and when en gaged on ditlieiill military expeditious they live for weeks on a little grain slcepc.l ill water. The nioiiuled tribes, like the liaggara, are admirable horse men ami well trained lo use their swords and spears. In fuel, every man who can allbril to keep a horse is I rained f''oiu his youth to be a good ir regular cavalryman, ami if ICuropcaii cavalry would di-peii.e with their re volvers and breech-loading carbines, tlic Arab horsemen might be trusted to give a good account of thctn. Such arc the rough materials out of which the mehdi's armies arc made, and in the hands of an able military organ izcrlhey might be niohb-d into a real ly foriniilabte force, notwithstanding their defective armament. Some at- Icmpl lias been made to give military banc to this vast body of lighting men, but so far the reslut has not been very successful. In fact, the organi zation is of the criidcsl, and little more can be alleged in its favor than thai a beginning has been made. L'ach nnin belongs lo a distinct body, which rallies lo its own proper Mag, and this hoilv seems lo play much the same pari as the huge company in the Her man army. His. in fact, the tactical unit, and seems to act almost independ ently--;! I least on its own ground. There is not much truce ot more complicated organization, and this is one of Hie causes which prevents the mehdi's ar mies from producing the maximum of ell'ect. In th ease of the lledoiiin tribes this organization is supplcnii til ed by the tribal unity, so Hull the rep resentatives of the larger tribes play the part, of regiment or brigade, ac cording to the strength of the de tachment present in camp. When strong reinforcements of Ileiiouius are called for, liny bring with llieni sup plies to support themselves for the ex pected duration of the campaign. There is li conflict of testimony m ref erence to the care hesti wed on the mil itary organizaticn in Oheid. Accord ing to ono account, tho mchdi drills incessantly his followers, endeavoring ui imiiiiuci icciii nun nil euieieni, nun tary organization. Other witnesses insist iii.il oil ncrioiis uriiiiiitr goes on at all, and that the only military ma neuvers carried on aro tho occasional assemblages which conio together when tno nienut prcnclios or prays in public. Those proceedings aro, how- over, iiitto mora man a mob oariule However, all ovldonco agrees that tho soldiers aro organized into bodies dis tinguished by flags, and that a regular hierarchy of efticors commands this body, which, whatever may be ils name, is the tactical unit of ihc meh di's army. As Ihe immense majority of Ihe men composing this force have no arms but Ihe spear and shield, the ladies adopted are those niosl suitable to give these w'eapons full play. For. victory they depend on Ihc shock of the mass, ami the disorder which nat urally succeeds a successful charge. The general instruction given to ihe spearmen is to cover their faces witli Ihcir shields, and rush straight on un til the soldier can strike the enemy willi his lance. As this charge is made en masse, the lo..s sustained bv the inehdi's followers must be perfect ly frighlfnl when they arc met by a steady, well-directed tire: bill to the loss of men they scein indill'ereiil, and continue to advance wilh the utmost ib'l.-riuinatioti um'cr the heaviest lire. Il is the fear inspired by this coiii-a-gcous advance which has socoiupb'tcly demoralized the Kgyptiau soldiers, and encouraged the belief that bullets do not harm tliu mehdi's followers. The .Mehdi's .Merry. Although the llcveloplllelil of Ihe movement led by Mohammed Ahmed has been attended with very consider able loss of life, the number of pcl'.oiis killed ill cold blood is ..mall consider ing the character of the troops who follow the rebel standard, sion )oii- gobl Idler lo Tin l.omt.1,1 ll.'lil, .Vol'... Kxcept Ihc bodies of lighting iiieii an nihilated, or nearly so, in various disastrous bailies, Ihrre has conic under my notice no ease of en- blooilcd slauglller. It is quite true that vague .lories are told by Hie Turkish ollicialsof w holesale mas. acre by Ihe liedoiiiiis: lull Ihe .lalemeut. of Tlll'ki.ll ollieials should be received with caution. It is certain lhal on Ihc surrender ofwheid and llarra not one person lost his or her life at Ihe hands of Mohammed Alt in,-,l's -,li I ii-rs. and this is Hie mo.) remarkable be cause, according to ihc l-'.gy ptiau ac count ol the siege of Otb'id. I In- llled- di's follow. ts losi an cmu-nuius num ber of men. As many as lo.uon ;,re al leged to have perished iii one assault, and a gentleman who was present dur ing tlic siege assures me Ihat at h'.-i-t lll.llllll of the Arabs were killed ill Ihc various assaults and coiulial : about Ohcid. This .taleineiit is no doubt a wild cxagiTutioii: but it goes lo prove Ihat Hie losses of the mehdi's army were considerable, and it is therefore lo their credit lhal they sought no ven geance when the fortune of war placed the garrisons al Ihcir mercy. Among Hie civil population were a number of Sy rian, lireek, and roptie Christians, as well as some prie.ls ami nuns of the Aii.-lrian 1 'atludie mis-ion. Though au ctl'oi't w a made to lerrorie these people iuio a ba iiil"iiing Chris lianity and embracing Hie new re ligion, none of thorn were actually put lo death. Il is worihv of note lhal the captured garrisons of (ibeid and; Itarra have become Hie very backbone . of the mehdi's army . and il is alleged! Ihat il wa this body of men w ho struck i I he decisive blow- againsi lien. Micks' I army . When Hie pi iests of Ihe Aus trian mission and Ihc live nuns alreadv referred lo were brought before the mchiliaiid given Ihechoiec of abaiidoii- ng their religion or having Hieir he.-ois 111 oil', thev were about lo be led lo execution when one of the pne.ts had a lucky in.piralion, and. lurning to Ihe mi' Ii, 1 1 . he said: "loll .--ay that t hr:. is lo come to join vou lo aid in uiaking t he Mohammedan religion universal. 'ben let us live until t'lirist comes and tells us to follow vou." The inelidi -ins to have appreciate.! this appeal. for he gave immediate orders that thev Innild nol tic harmed, but lhal thev should be kepi prisoners until Chri.t should conic lo release llieni. He not mty did Ibis, but he ordered a moiilhlv mm lo be paid them for Iheirsiipport. I'lieir church w as dest roved, but Ih.-y ire allowed lo live in a house outside the town, the solitary Liiglisli sur vivor of Hicks 1'aslia's army lives with merchant in Ihe lovvn who speaks Krcneh. Il is . staled. I regret In say. that the allowance originally paid in the priests is not given now so regu larly as in the lirsl period of Ihcir cap tiviiv: but fortunatelv Hicv have found protector in a rich merchant who enjoy s the niehili's favor, owing to the fad that he bad followed hts lorlunes from Ihe beginning of Ihe luoveinciil. but who is nol so certain of the ulli niale issue lhal he is not disposed lo have friends in both camps in case Ihc lide of fortune should turn. Nol is this worthy geiitleinaii alone in his secret hope, for Ihc caplure of Ohcid has brought ruin to hundreds who before the insurrection were persons of sub stance and position. This class un doubtedly longs to be rid of the mchdi and his dangerous reformers. .Making it Vuecii. Pees do nol usually want more than one queen. In lad, uiev will not have more than one unless the swarm has grown so large as to crowd the hive ami Ihcy arc going to found a colony, or "swarm," as il is called: in which case each family will need a sovereign. As soon as it is clear to the wiseacres Ihat it will bo necessary to send oil' a swarm, (lie bees go to work lo make a queen. A worker maggol, or if there happens lo he none in the hive, a worker egg, is selected near Ihe edge of the comb. Two cells next door lo the one in which Ibis maggol is are cleared out, and Ihedividiiig walls arc cut down, so lhal three ordinary cells are turned into one. The food which the worker worm has been feeding on is removed, and Ihe little creature is supplied with a new kind of food, a royal jelly. Change of food, a larger room, and a' different position, the queen's cell hangs down instead of be ing horizontal, these three changes of treatment turn the boo that is de veloping from a worker into a queen. Sho is ditl'erent in her outer shape, different in almost all her organs, anil ditl'erent in every single instinct. There is nothing elso in all nature that seems to mo inoro wonderful than this. For fear that one queen may not eomo out all right tho provident little creatures usually start two or three ipiecn-cells at onco. It is curious lo watch tho lirst queen as sho comes out. Sho moves up and down tho combs', looking for other niiocn-eclls, and if sho finds one, sho falls upon il in the greatest excitement, and stings her rival to death, bumctimcs, by acci dent, two now queens come out at the same time; then it is wonderful to see tho bees. They clear a spaco and bring tho two rival queons together, ana stand back to watch the light. And it is a royal light indeed; a light to tho death, for they novcr give up tin ono r tno omor is finally slung. The victor is' then aceoptod as sover eign. erom "yucer uamc," nij Mrs, 8. B. Ecrrick, in St. Hioholca for June, FUli mido In Lowell an freely sold In the far-away city of Kaqlwliin, on the. YolRl, 'n Tin: 'inn: Foit hukniisiiip. .Mr. Ilw-lirr Says II Is When n .mm Has Jhulr ii Mistake ami ITii s liriinl and t'mikllnt:. Among the visitors at l'lyinnulli Church Sunday morning were Chang, the Chinese giant, and Sig. llemcny i. the violinM. The latter. Mr lleeelier announced, would give a farewell per formance at the close of the service "to which," said he, "those who wish to tarry, arc atl'eclionatcly invited to stay, and those who do not, are atl'cc tionalely hidden to go." The text of the sermon was "Hut if any man be overtaken in a fault ye that are spiritual restore such an one in a spirit ol meekness. Consider thyself le.l thou also be lelnplcd." The law of Chrisl," said Mr. 11 her. "is Ihc law of universal love. and that law requires every man to be iutere. led in every man. Il requires us lo be iii sy mpathy wilh men not only when thry arc doing right but when they arc doing wrong, l-'aitlls run from a very high pilch to a very low one and I .suppose all are iiictitdeil in Ibis exlii .rlatioii of the aposilc. No lllall ever lived, except one. all. I Im man ever will live but will stumble and fall soincliiucs; and lliere is nol a man who lives ihat does not eoniuiit faults el cry day of his life. Kvery l.o.ly. therefore, i - I . . , 1 1 . 1 ; 1 1 1 1 upon lie good will and charily of his neighbor, and the coiniuaiid is lo return thai good-will toward., every man that vou w i-h I hem lo restore to y ou: and Lt is a part of the grainier law. 'Thou shall love Ihc Lord, lliy (iod and Ihy neigh bor as ibyself:' and as to who is your neighbor. Ihc man that has fallen into I rouble, w he! her y mi know him or not. No preaching. When a man has com uiillcil a fault, lhal is no time lopreaeli to him: he wants balm ami quid. "W e are loleralll of faults w lo.-e eoii-eqlleliecs doll'l ell'eel lis. and we are sev ere VV bell Ihcy do. My line, say s one man. d. speculation, any man Ihat breaks up my line and tnil. ine in peril of bankruptcy I w ill be severe wilh I. in..' Tell that man lhal Maple son has had trouble with his dirccloi's. and be -ays. 'What do I care:' They may eat each other up for all I care, but any m ill that meddles with money mailers of the ..li I I'm Ihar.' (Laughter.) Ilul that is not carrying out Hie spirit of Christianity, il is iiieaii. an. Inhere is nothing more iu liitel lliau meanness; even the dev il. I think, looks on meanness wilh scorn. If there be one Ihiug thai is mean il is ol.seqlleoll-lies.s towards those who arc weallhy and powerful. The next morning vou learn that they have ,-omc down. 'liotie down, has he!1' you say. 'Are yon sure'.1 Well, now. I i.-ll you I knew how il would be lllolilbs ago. I told my pari tier when lhal thing tii'st came out lhal I knew that tirui would never get along.' Ah, tlu-e mi.erable punishes, these tniser- ab c worm-: and yd if you go li-hing for such in Ihe sired you won't have any trouble in Idling y our ba.kd. "I think (leu. (Irani the luosi mag nanimous man we have ever had. When Coukliug expurgated himself from the I'lliled Stales senate the step lakell wasi,"'y much against lien. (Iraut's jiiilgmeisl. as was well known: and yet he attempted in every way lo befrieml Mr. Coukliug. and carried this to such all exleltt that everybody thought be was on Coukliug-.. side; and when he was a-ked vv bv he did this hi reply was eh ara, 'I el islieof him. ami is won by lo be written ill letters of gold. He said. 'When is Iheliincloshovv a man's friendship, except il be when he h;..s made a mi. lake'.'' (Applause.) Il is nol a time lo leave a man when he has blundered and made a mistake; slaml by a man in adversity, if you ilon'l stand by him at any other time nor aiiywbercel.se. A friendship thai is good lor anylhiiig is that which takes a din;, I am! all his faults. The man that won't take mv faults shan't lake me. hal is Christianity? Not church membership, not a creed, not a histori cal belief iii the Lord Jesus Chri.-I: il is the spirit of Christ, the spirit of for um;; love. A man may he a minister r a theologian or an eminent church man, but if a man has not Ihc spirit of Christ he is none of his." At the conclusion of the sermon Mr. lleeelier inv ited liemenyi to the pulpit, but the arlisl declined, and look his position on Ihe pulpit stairs. He played lieatllttlll piece ot SUctT;'! music. which was cnlhu.-iaslicallv applauded. Mr. lleeelier arose in cv idcnl aiigeranil said: "I am .surprised al any such dc luoiisii'aliiui, I could not be mure sur prised if one ol my prayers lo the Al mighty should be applauded." Uciucnvi closed hv playing Ihu na tional hymn of Hungary, his native laud, ail, I no fur'her all. -tin, Is were made at applause. - ,Y. w Yurk World llow lo Keep 1 1 i til Hi; u -Is. I A few days ago a lcl-- ife v.i. reading a newspaper 'irr ! width tickled her almost to id- ih I was entitled: "llow In Ki (. 1 Hi. band at Home," nnd it '' Troy wife who turned the --i1: into a saloon and thus wc, i.-.t hand lo his home and kepi nights. Tlic Detroit wife ca.-IJi. grinned and cackled agr in, ah that she'd follow the plan lo detail. That evening, when I hand had lin'islicd his supper : making a rush for his hat to g ami see a man on IMOO.OU i w business, the exultant wife led I Iho library. There was saw the floor, six big spittoons art arranged around the room an on which rested half a dozen tv beer and a supply of beer jjd'-" "My angel wife, may he;m t you!" exclaimed tho husband' looked around him and took in details. j. Then he walked around anil ,.V. toraled in each spittoon, and he w?' up to the bar anil swore like a ir . and culled for boor. When In ', drank it ho kicked over tho chair-'- said ho was just as good as Vsiide or any other man. When had ini some more beer he kicked ovcrih and broko Iho bottles, and as sot, his wifo began to talk politic, blacked her eye and went In to c out the place. YV'hon the neigh finally got Iho man quieted (! tilings woro endwise and crosswise, over Ihe house, while half the n.-t borhood woro hunting for a liro al '. box and tho other half for tho poil' v When the hyslerloky wifo had lite explained her plan to tho mob lib the parlor the nusband sat up on amid tho wreck and waved his i about and shouted: J "You bes your boon! NIocm ' in zliis town! Niccsa wife In U'ti Evoryhody eomo- np'n dri at . 'snenso! Whoop!. Wherm r, who wants 'er rnji out liightsl"!. rpi(fn:.PrW: ' "V .' : , lleckleloil's llces. Mr. Ilceklcton's bees swarmed Hie other day, and the new generation, leaving liie hive, wciil over lo all ad joining block. and settled in colic-shape on a peach tree. Hiving bees, xvheii not managed skillfully, is a painful performance. The bee docs not know that the human family admires his pro verbial industry, and illicit stings tin man w ho seeks lo establish a home for the bill collector of sweets. The entire neighborhood was aroused when Mr. Ilceklcton's bees swarmed, and chil dren, both while and black, assembled to see the fun. Mr. lt.-i-kl.-lon was not at home when Ihe insect muster oc curred, and the management of Ihc a Hair was taken in hand by the hired gentleman. A spring-wagon with an impromptu hive was brought around. The uiisiisj tine; horse, lashing Ho llies willi his tail, soon attracted a scolding pari v of bees. I he poor ani mal, slung to desperation, kicked and snorted, and breaking from bis fasten ings, ran oul into the si red ami pawed Ihc ground. A member of the soeiely for the prevention of cruelly- to ani mals, came along, and seeing I he horse tangled ill his harness, but not oli-crv-ing Ihe bees, approached wilh kind solicitude. "It's a shame" said he lo Ihe hired gentleman ami oilier per. on. who ..I I near, "lhal you allow this horse to tangle himself in his gear. Whoa! (iood Lord!" ami wav iug his hands in 1 1n' air. he si ruck a trot, while a sw arm of I s hovered around his devolcd cranium. He ran to the stt-ccl cross ing, thrashing liiin.elf witli his hat. reach ing I here just as a car eanie along. Son f the bees "zipped" Ihc mule, and with a lunge, the animal jerked the ear from the track and ran agaih.l a fern a. The only pas.engeis were a fat man who sal reading a pamphlet on the I'.anliug system, and an old maid w Ini carried a little poi te-nioii- naie sali'liel. A prollli llellt bee went iuio Hie ear and drilled a cavity into the fat man's jowl, and a companion buzzed in and saluled Hie maiden lady on Ihe neck. Pauling's I k Ih'w ,"ii of Ihc window' and the bead- on lie- porlc-tiioiiiia ic i piaele ran ted as ihe old maid lifled her skirls am! rushed from Ihe ca '. The pain thai a lean man can endure wilhoul striking de monstration will bring iiilen.ilied lils ton fal man. and on Ibis oeca.ioii Mr. Planting w.-nb lied from Ihe car ami fell overv tree box blown down by a re cent storm. No sooner had he loft the car than a dozen I s followed him. They crawled around his collar, leav ing trucks of tire and delighted them selves by a dance on hi. bald bead, lie bawled like a steer, broke dow n a garden fence, and w hen last seen, he was traveling towards Ihe equator. The old maid had considerable trouble with her skirls, and her high-keyed shrieks must have rent the neighbor hood like the waitings of the equinoc tial wiml. When Mr. I'eekldoii reach. al home and Icariieil thai bis bees hail sw armed, he wctil over to assist Ihe hired gentle man. "Hold on Ihcre." he cried. "Ilon'l light 'cm. Let 'cm buzz ai'ouml. They won't hurt yen Sec! " as Ihc bees be gan lo buzz around his ears. "Wail a few mom, -ui. an, 1 ihcy w ill be quid." A bee lit on bis tnou.tilehe.x "All you've got loilois Cee whiz! whoop!" lie ran again. I Hie fence and knocked oil' hi. plug hat. ami in Irving lo light oil' a bee that showed a ilispo.iiion lo settle oh his eve, he trod III,,, II Ihc hal and mashcil its crown through nu bia U into Hie ground Kvery boily ran away and lefl him ami, as he w aiiilcred around. In-struck the peach tree ami jarred Ihe buzzing cone lo Ihc ground. Then he knew that man was mailc to moan: thai life is full of sudden pain ami cries. That bravery which would pronipl a man to rush forward and rescue a fellow-mortal from a swarm of angry bees has not yd been discov ered. Man has many virlues but this sclf-sacriliee is not one of litem. When Mr. lieeklcloii reached home, after Ihe h es grew weary of his .so ciety, lie looked like a bloated bond holder, and lhal evening, as he lay on Ihc lloor of his front gallery, a man who saw him said: "lllaiueii if I ihih'l believe old Thillgctllhiihein will swell up and bust." Oh, no: bees will not sting you unless you niolesl tliciu. Ark'insii't' 'I'fitri Ur. (Irani Hoggs, The downfall of 1 1 rant ,V Ward, of New Y'ork. recalls to sonic old cilizens of vigorous ineiiiorics tlic collapse of (Irani ei Hoggs, of SI. Louis. That hitler business catastrophe came after Ihc failure in farming. (Irani, after throwing up his cotiimission in the army, while serving in Oregon, came on to SI. Louis, mid Ihcre was au un derstanding bclvveeti his father 'ind '"s win: -- failier ihat he was in be as a farm-r. Ib-nt agreed to fuin --i, the taini and old Mr. tiraut vva- .--.-:!; it. Later on cx-Capi. lira : nihil n:lii.., t .c!I!-m! in a be- house on I lie t !r i . !,..;.;. 'I i v vl ,-,-n.-, I ilciig It ha.l T-s .NOTES OK THE DAY. About Iii.ikhi.ihs) pennies were coined last year. Philadelphia's Imby show has 102 specimens -ono Chinese. A Sliiibiita, Miss., hen laid two eggs a day three successive days. South California will prodllco a large honey crop this season. A Shelby county (Ky.) colored man sheared h sheep in one day. The Alabama river is falling rapidly, ami will soon reach a summer mark. The south, this season, had the larg est strawberry crop she has ever had. There I'lliled are HI,7I7 clergymen in tho Slab's, 17,2ii7,H7H commimi. cants. Mrs. Plunkctt, of Huston, has written a book urging women to become plumbers. The I'nileil Slates has become Iho fourth largest beer-tlriiikiiig nation in the world. The wool clip of one raucliiiiaii in Maverick county , Texas, weighed over twenty tons. Over one hundred pie have been killed by gas at hotels in the L'niled Slab's in a v car. Minnesota has no less than 7. Otto lakes, which lake up over 2,7ihi,ij0U acres of lerrilory. Troy, New Y'ork, has a Ihrce-leggcd hoi liabv. The doctors want lo cut one id the legs oil. A Columbia, 1'la.. collar, I n ntly cut niea-iireil four feet ami two inches in diameter across the head. There are more books taken from our public libraries in March than in any olhcr mouth of the year. The New York secretary of stale re ports the tiling of thirlv-tvvo claims lo gold discoveries since .Ian. 1. No rain has fallen on Ihe Iii f Ihe Texas I'acilie railroad, west of the Col orado river, since last August, The Masons of Philadelphia have the only building In the country Ihat is given up entirely to Masonic uses. Il is estimated that after the politi cal caniK-abru the New York morning papers will go back to the obi price. Wilhin two weeks there have been three deaths of young girls from ex ec, sivc ropc-jiiiiipiug near Ashland, Pa. When the New Y'ork legislature ad journed, on I'riilay last, lliere were loo bills awaiting' (lov. Cleveland's consideration. The importation of coll'ce in lKS;t reached ."iL'.'i.Jti;!. 17'.' pounds, or ten and one-half pounds fur each inhabitant of the I'liitcd States. The lirst boat lo reach Denton, Mon tana, Ihe head of navigation on the Missouri river, for the year IHS I was the .leamer Helena. In spile of sonic recent successful ex-i perinients. photographing by electricity is as y d only a matter of curiosity mid mil of practical utility. California salmon have been success fully iutroiliiccil into Australian rivers. The' experiment was tirsl made by Sir Samuel Wilson, in 1-S77. A lot of carrier-pigeons liberated at l.v neliluirg. Ya., on Saturday arrived Ihcir home. Kcyporl, N. J., IIIIH miles distant, in seven hours. There are o.'lo colleges and univcrsi- lies in tlic 1 tilled Mates, of winch only Iwciitv foiir have more Hum goo siu- ib-iils. and only seventeen have more Hian Ivvcnly teachers. A farmer of Talbotton. (ia., das a very curious egg. Il is greatly elon gali'd. and smaller in the middle than al Ihc ends, presenting quite a rare and si range appearance. A saw-li-h was captured near Jack sonville, I'la., a few days ago. meas uring fourteen feel in' length, with a saw three feet three inches long and aboul seven inches w'ud'. Work is progressing!!) the Y'orktown monument. A wharf has been built to laud the material, and a temporary railroad track is being constructed from there to the silo of Ihe monu ment. Al a yearly meeting of the Friends in Philadelphia il was ascertained through epistles that "in no instance was there a report of any Friend being engaged in the manufacture or sale of intoxicants." A line seal, weighing something over one hundred pounds, was caught in a net by fishermen in Lake Ontario last week.' Seals ill Lake Ontario aro a rarity, though they have been caught in the waters before. The Pennsylvania railroadsare mak ingi'xlciisive arratigcinciils for tho ac commodation of summer excursions and the like, the managers anlieipat a larger amount of travel this - , inier than ever before. , itlsford. Monroe county, N. Y., incs itself on the possession of "tho titcst mail in Ihe country," in Iho person of Ihc unknown individual who recently robbed tho corner-stono of ii, abandoned (iernian Lutheran i , rch there. I he largest hook ever lnado lit tho i ishington government prinling-ollieo wa, completed Friday. Tho honk weighs eighty-seven pounds, is eight im iics thick, iunl is a ernornl ledger of toe United Stale i's treasury with the '' treasury at New Y'ork ( ivilization is progressing regularly "" al Cieur d'Alnne. Tho lirst wedding '"' was celebrated on the lirst day of this M mouth, tho lirst gospel sermon was 'r preached on tho 3d, and a newspaper 0 was started on tho fith. The next ' ; thing in order is for eomo fellow to die w ith his boots oil', k Tho lacquer tree, from which the Japanese obtain their varnish, is rap idlv disappearing from that country, ., owing to the lapse of a law which ro- quired all classes to plant a oortnin number of trees annually. Forest ' I trees generally, too, aro diminishing . from a similar neglect. None are ?! planted to take tho place of those cut idown. 1J Twenty-live years ago tho loo con 3 suincd in Texas was carried from Bos ', ton in sailing vessels, and the people ' of tho interior of tho stale seldom saw j any of it. Now there are ico factories sMal Uonison, Fort Worth, Waco, Austin, ,s San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, and in - . fin t in nearly all Iho largo towns, and ' i the cooling luxury is cheap and cotn 'llloD. fV A. missal fr mass book printed in v Antwerp in 1I10 is in uso ill the chapel attached to Uarmelwood, the priests ... ..tiu-lilenco, near Upper Marlborough, ' "' ; Va. The typo Is clear and beautiful, - 'iho papor "still fresh and of the best texturo, and tho wood cots, represent Jiug tho various events In the Ufa of Ichrist, are wonderfully eholeo and ar jliotio. Tho book is supposed to have .( tmou brought over by some one of the, . early CMhulto settlers in, fiaryland,